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Karin H.

Sunnyvale, CA

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For the past five years I have been very successfully working with WyzAnt students aged 5 to adult. I'm an experienced and well-qualified tutor, having more than 3000 hours of WyzAnt teaching alone. I meet students weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. I offer an introductory meeting at no charge to determine your needs, and my suitability.

I have a great deal of experience helping children and adults learn to better express themselves, both in writing and speaking. I believe strongly that the successful use of the English language depends on learning to read and write in an organized and intelligent way; the real aim of language use is to be able to communicate well in both.

I have two degrees from San Jose State and two from Stanford University. I think I’ve been able to help people learn English and perfect their language skills because of my own experience learning English as a second language, years ago, as an immigrant. I’m fluent in English and German, spent my younger years raising four children in local schools, pursued my own education thereafter, culminating in a PhD in History from Stanford(1998), subsequently worked as a market research analyst, and in the last few years, successfully, tutored both children and adults.

My qualifications also include tutoring students in history based on a long-time interest in the subject, as well as on my degrees in History; this includes TA experience while working on my degree at Stanford, plus teaching a Humanities course there, following graduation.

Apart from my university teaching experience and, of course, teaching our four children, all of whom went on to graduate from college and/or graduate school, I am now devoting my daily life full-time to tutoring and teaching, having retired from my activity as market research analyst.

I live in Sunnyvale with my husband and our dog.

Testimonials

"Best tutor! We are very lucky to meet Karin!"

- Vivian, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/14/14

"An Excellent Tutor"

- Li, Mountain View, CA on 7/22/14

"Kind teacher"

- Tram, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/11/14

"Great tutor to motivate and help student"

- Samit, Cupertino, CA on 1/13/14

"Very nice"

- Ming, Santa Clara, CA on 10/28/13

"Very patient. Easy to reach and flexible with time "

- Linh, San Jose, CA on 9/10/13

"Very kind and patient"

- Jia, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/13

"Great tutor"

- Mijung, Palo Alto, CA on 11/27/12

"Easy Going and Excellent Listener"

- Julius, San Jose, CA on 3/28/11

"Excellent Session"

- Karen, Menlo Park, CA on 3/29/10

"Very patient and a lot of compliments to kid"

- John, Campbell, CA on 9/22/09
English:
English
History:
European History, World History
Homeschool:
English

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

San Jose State University
Humanities
San Jose State University
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

San Jose State University (Humanities)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)

Best tutor! We are very lucky to meet Karin! — My 9 year old daughter has been working with Karin for a couple months. Karin is a super patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher. I love the way Karin teaches: encouraging curiosity and exploration. She tries all the way to find out my daughter's interest and keeps high standards for my daughter's work. She makes sure my daughter put effort on the writing and enjoys it. My daughter loves her less ...

— Vivian, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karin will travel within 5 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.


About Karin

For the past five years I have been very successfully working with WyzAnt students aged 5 to adult. I'm an experienced and well-qualified tutor, having more than 3000 hours of WyzAnt teaching alone. I meet students weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. I offer an introductory meeting at no charge to determine your needs, and my suitability.

I have a great deal of experience helping children and adults learn to better express themselves, both in writing and speaking. I believe strongly that the successful use of the English language depends on learning to read and write in an organized and intelligent way; the real aim of language use is to be able to communicate well in both.

I have two degrees from San Jose State and two from Stanford University. I think I’ve been able to help people learn English and perfect their language skills because of my own experience learning English as a second language, years ago, as an immigrant. I’m fluent in English and German, spent my younger years raising four children in local schools, pursued my own education thereafter, culminating in a PhD in History from Stanford(1998), subsequently worked as a market research analyst, and in the last few years, successfully, tutored both children and adults.

My qualifications also include tutoring students in history based on a long-time interest in the subject, as well as on my degrees in History; this includes TA experience while working on my degree at Stanford, plus teaching a Humanities course there, following graduation.

Apart from my university teaching experience and, of course, teaching our four children, all of whom went on to graduate from college and/or graduate school, I am now devoting my daily life full-time to tutoring and teaching, having retired from my activity as market research analyst.

I live in Sunnyvale with my husband and our dog.

Testimonials

"Best tutor! We are very lucky to meet Karin!"

- Vivian, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/14/14

"An Excellent Tutor"

- Li, Mountain View, CA on 7/22/14

"Kind teacher"

- Tram, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/11/14

"Great tutor to motivate and help student"

- Samit, Cupertino, CA on 1/13/14

"Very nice"

- Ming, Santa Clara, CA on 10/28/13

"Very patient. Easy to reach and flexible with time "

- Linh, San Jose, CA on 9/10/13

"Very kind and patient"

- Jia, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/13

"Great tutor"

- Mijung, Palo Alto, CA on 11/27/12

"Easy Going and Excellent Listener"

- Julius, San Jose, CA on 3/28/11

"Excellent Session"

- Karen, Menlo Park, CA on 3/29/10

"Very patient and a lot of compliments to kid"

- John, Campbell, CA on 9/22/09
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Education

San Jose State University
Humanities
San Jose State University
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

San Jose State University (Humanities)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Karin’s Subjects

English:
English
History:
European History, World History
Homeschool:
English

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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Karin H. passed a background check on 4/8/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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